2009/2010 Summer of Cricket: Australian Team for First Test with West Indies at Gabba.
Australian selectors have picked the following 12 man squad for the First Test of the 2009/2010 Summer of Cricket against the West Indies at the Gabba starting November 26.
Stuart Clark is the big omission - being left out despite his success on Australian soil - with NSW teammate Doug Bollinger preferred for the Gabba Test Squad.
The Likely Test Lineup from the 12 man squad is:
Ricky Ponting (c)
Doug Bollinger (Likely 12th Man)
When the Australian selectors pick a side do they actually consider the value of a bowler who can bowl line and length?
One of the big reasons we didn't struggle mightily post-McGrath was the Stuart Clark factor... but how quickly the selectors forget what is vital to the makeup of a bowling attack.
Clark may win a reprieve if Peter Siddle fails to recover from a side strain but his Test Career now looks in serious doubt.
Which is a shame because he remains Australia's best Test Match bowler... who can't get a start in a Test Match.